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Trailer Fire Threatens Exposures in Mastic

By JOHN WALTHERS, Senior Correspondent | February 12, 2022 | NEW YORK

Story No. 021922101

MASTIC, NY - On February 12th at approximately 5:31 P.M., the Mastic FD was activated for a report of smoke in the area of the Sunrise Hwy. North Service Rd. As the chiefs responded toward the area, Chief Rudy Sunderman advised that he believed the smoke was coming from a lot that stores trailers.

On arrival at the trailer yard, Chief Sunderman found a large trailer being used for storage with active fire and several other trailers parked in close proximity to the one on fire. Mutual aid was requested to the scene from Manorville FD.

First due engines arrived and hit the hydrant and began the long stretch up the dirt path to the trailers. Mastic firefighters went to work fighting the fire in the trailer while Manorville firefighters were instructed by Chief Sunderman to go into the woods with a second line and wet down an area that was of concern due to potential falling embers.

The fire destroyed the one trailer, however due to the quick actions of the firefighters it did not spread any further. The scene was turned over to Suffolk Police 7th Precinct officers and the Town of Brookhaven Fire Marshal's office. Mastic Ambulance was also on scene. No injuries were reported.

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.